But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 26 November 2018 20:00

Advent Crafts for Kids

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November 27, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Celebrating the Advent With Kids

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be looking for ways to read Scripture, explain the gospel, and celebrate Jesus’s birth with the youth in your church or your own children. Scripture-based crafts from Gail...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 20:00

The Bad News about Christmas

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November 26, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

Accepting Our Condition

The baby in the manger came to tell us the worst news ever, because until we accept the worst news ever, we’ll never want the best news ever.

The birth of Jesus was bad news. It wasn’t just your typical piece of bad...

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November 25, 2018 by: Joel R. Beeke

Trinitarian Transformation

All biblical preaching should accomplish several things. Number one: it should speak to the believer in such a way that it urges him to be conformed to the image of Christ so that the believer doesn’t say, Well it’s...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 20:00

Pastor: Expound, Apply, Repeat

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November 24, 2018 by: Joel R. Beeke

Both/And

The role of application in a reformed preacher’s sermon is critical today particularly because this is the area where reformed preachers, many times, can fall short.

In fact, there are some reformed preachers today who say I shouldn’t...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 20:00

The Present Hope of the Gospel

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November 24, 2018 by: Paul David Trippimage

So That We Might Live

Jesus was born to give us life. The Christmas story has all the drama of a death-to-life story, because the baby in the manger came to die in order to give life to all who believe in him. If you have placed your hope and trust in...

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November 23, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Hope in Hard Times

Whether or not we face physical persecution for our faith, it is likely that we’ve all experienced some form of suffering throughout our lives as Christians. How do we persevere...

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November 22, 2018 by: Joe Rigneyimage

1. God Is a Giver

God is fundamentally a giver. Within the Trinity, the members of the Godhead fully and completely give themselves to each other. In relation to creation, he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything. He opens his hand and...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:00

3 Words of Counsel to Sufferers

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November 21, 2018 by: Paul David Tripp

You’re Preaching to Yourself

I think the most powerful way to be a good soldier in your own suffering, to fight the temptations that every sufferer greets, is to be aware that you’re always preaching to yourself some kind of gospel.

It’s...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 20:00

Do We Still Need the 10 Commandments?

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November 20, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoung

Making It Up as We Go

I’m sure there are many people inside the church—and especially outside the church—who would say the Ten Commandments are irrelevant and antiquated. This was a moral code for a different time, some of them are even...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 20:00

2 Dangers In Doing the Lord’s Work

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November 20, 2018 by: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.image

His Work in His Way

Our Lord’s claim in John 6:63 leads us to a solemn awareness that we must do the Lord’s work in the Lord’s way for our work really to be the Lord’s work.1 We might have thought we could choose between...

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November 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Infographics series.

Time Well Spent?

If someone observed an average day in your life, how would they see you spend your time? How much of your time is given to TV, Facebook, YouTube, podcasts, hobbies, and housework? How much time...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:00

Is the Church the Answer to Poverty?

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November 19, 2018 by: Mike McKinley

Meeting Physical Needs

I’m not sure that the church’s main focus and goal is to alleviate poverty. The church is the one institution that will preach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, so in a sense I don’t want the church to become...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:00

The Ten Commandments: A 10-Day Devotional

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November 19, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Inscribed on Hearts

As a part of the Old Testament Mosaic law, some may think of the Ten Commandments as outdated or irrelevant. The law that was written on stone tablets, is now, however, inscribed on...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:00

Spurgeon’s Secret to a Fruitful Ministry

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November 18, 2018 by: Michael Reeves

Alive in Christ

Spurgeon himself was absolutely clear on why his ministry was so fruitful. He said, “It’s because I preach Christ. If I had not preached Christ and Christ crucified than this church would have been emptied.” He was...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:00

Legalism: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

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November 16, 2018 by: Sam Stormsimage

Defining Legalism

Legalism has been defined in a number of ways, but here is my attempt: Legalism is the tendency to regard as divine law things that God has neither required nor forbidden in Scripture, and the corresponding inclination to look with suspicion...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 22:47

Introducing the ESV Church Bible

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November 15, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

A Bible Edition Created Specifically for Churches

As a not-for-profit ministry, one of Crossway’s primary aims is to create outstanding ESV Bibles and Bible resources that bear witness to the gospel and the truth of God’s Word in all of life and...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 20:00

The Most Important Message You’ll Ever Receive

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November 15, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrie

From God to Us

God has sent us a message—the most important message we will ever receive. The Bible, though written by human authors, is God speaking. It is not just a record of what God has said in the past. When we read the Bible, it is God...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:00

5 Reasons to Obey the 10 Commandments

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November 14, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoungimage

Obedience Matters

The Ten Commandments are not to be ignored. It’s important that we study and understand them. But, of course, it’s more important that we obey them. God isn’t impressed by an intellectually careful analysis that puts the...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 20:00

Free Ebook: ‘The Story of Redemption’

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November 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

The Unfolding Plan of God

According to pastor and ESV Story of Redemption Bible commentator Greg Gilbert, the Bible records the epic story “from Adam’s first breath in the garden of Eden to the final song of the redeemed in eternity.”...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 20:00

5 Ways to Use the ‘ESV Story of Redemption Bible’

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November 13, 2018 by: Crosswayimage

Five Unique Features

The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through Scripture’s storyline from start to finish, with conversational commentary written by pastor Greg Gilbert...

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:00

Are Love and Authority Mutually Exclusive?

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November 12, 2018 by: Jonathan Leeman

Can Love Make Commands?

When I was in high school in the mid-80s, my favorite rock artist was Sting. He has a song that says if you love someone, set them free.

Love in our view today doesn’t impose any judgments, doesn’t require anything of...

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Saturday, 10 November 2018 20:00

Start Early: Teaching Your Kids the 10 Commandments

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November 11, 2018 by: Kevin DeYoung

Three Sources

If you look at the history of the church, there have been three items that have formed the backbone of the church’s catechesis (which is just a fancy word for discipleship): the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 20:00

5 Myths about Preaching

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November 10, 2018 by: Joel R. Beekeimage

Five False Dichotomies

Which is your kind of preaching—expository or relevant? That is an example of a false dichotomy—a logical fallacy that deceivers use to advance their agenda. False dichotomies operate under the assumption that there is no...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 20:00

Why It’s OK that God Loves Himself Most

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November 09, 2018 by: Jonathan Leeman

God’s Love Is Different

As fallen human beings, we tend to think that God’s love is just like our love. Certainly, there’s going to be overlap—even as fallen human beings, by God’s common’s grace. Love is having an...

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 20:00

A Biblical Theology of Cities

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November 08, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrie

The Origin of the City

In many ways, we could say that the story of the Bible is the story of two cities. The story begins not really in a city, but in a garden. But it’s as if the spirit of the city of man enters into the garden.

Immediately after...

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